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Level-5 shares details on how to get Komashura in Yo-Kai Watch 4

Not exactly a streamlined process

Level-5 has released step-by-step details on how to get Komashura in Yo-Kai Watch 4. There's some hoops you need to jump through to make it happen, which you can read up on below.

- get to level 16 in the smartphone game Yo-kai Watch Puni Puni
- clear the Mission
- become friends with Shirokuma
- enter the download number in Yo-kai Watch 4
- battle Komashura in the back of the flower shop in Sakura New Town
- open the Yo-kai Pad from Konsaru
- select Matching and become friends with Komashura

Daemon X Machina's file size revealed, plus digital preorder bonus info

A digital bounty

With the Switch eShop listing for Daemon X Machina now live, we have info on not only the game's file size, but the digital preorder bonus. Those looking to go the digital route will want to clear off 5.8 GBs of space on their Switch, which isn't a massive amount of space to give up. Lock in that preorder to get yourself all the goodies seen in the image above, which includes the following.

- Prototype Arsenal
- Prototype Plugsuit
- Metallic Plugsuit
- ZAW-S08C Habakiri
- HAW-R01C Grim Reaper
- SAW-AM02C Thunderbird
- HAW-MO1C Silver Raven
- SAW-B17C Gillingr Impact

The Witcher showrunner says fans of the games will love the show

Plenty to love

As we've already covered, The Witcher on Netflix is an adaptation of the book series, and not the game series. Obviously the games wouldn't exist without the books, so there's going to be a lot of overlap between the two. Still, should fans of the games look forward to what happens with the Netflix series? According to a Comicbook.com interview with showrunner Lauren Hissrich, those who enjoyed the games should feel right at home.

“You know, I've played the games, but really our stories are coming from the book, and what's cool to follow up to your follow up, is that I think there's a lot of concern, will the television show be for game fans as well? I absolutely think so. If you think about how adaptations work, the games are adaptations of the same source material that we're using. If you come to the games and love the characters and love the kinds of stories that you find there, I think you're going to love the show too.”

An Oninaki demo might be on the way

Cross your fingers, gang

Oninaki is coming to Switch later this year, but it appears Square-Enix might have plans for a demo. Well actually, they definitely have plans for a demo, but we're not sure it's coming to Switch.

Ratings for a demo have popped up in Taiwan, but the ratings only apply to the PC and PS4 versions. Seeing as how Square-Enix has released demos for Tokyo RPG Factory's other titles on Switch, hopefully Oninaki will get the same treatment. We'll keep our eyes peeled for any confirmation on that.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories' dev talks about how the localization came to be, and the expected reception

A beautiful disaster

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is set for Switch release later this year in NA/EU, which was quite a surprise to those following the series. It's not really a franchise any expect to get localized, but the change is certainly a welcome one. In an interview with DualShockers, Granzella’s Kazuma Kujo explains that localization was always being considered.

“It was always planned to be released in the west. We wanted to release the game overseas. We weren’t sure we could find a partner who could assist in bringing such a Japanese game to the West. It is a dream come true to find such a strong partner as NIS America.”

Of course, the next question is whether or not the game will sell outside of Japan. Kujo isn't quite sure what'll happen, but his team will be watching closely, and the reception to this title could pave the way for future installments to be localized as well.

“We are half expectant and half hesitant. It might be a little too Japanese. We will be surveying the Western fanbase, and plan to put out something to gather their opinions.”

Catan's developers explain why there's no local multiplayer option on Switch

Catan't let you do that

Catan, one of the most popular and longest-running board games of all time, is now available on Switch. Excited to sit down with friends and play a round? You better make sure those friends are online, as Catan has no local multiplayer options on Switch. How in the world could that be? Developer Asmodee Digital explained in an interview with Polygon.

According to the company, local multiplayer was initially planned for the Switch version of Catan, but “both technical and game design constraints” prevented it from being included. Since Catan has a hidden element to its gameplay, Asmodee says everyone playing on the same screen would make playing certain moves in secret would be impossible.

That's all well and good, but what about a pass and play option? Arnd Beenen, Head of Digital at Catan GmbH, had an answer for that as well.

“To be honest, pass and play always felt clumsy and complicated because during a turn of Catan you’re interacting a lot with your opponents, so it was ... more frustrating than fun handing over the device multiple times. And therefore after a lot of discussion we decided to drop that feature in favor of a campaign and additional Seafarer expansions so you’ll have more fun as a single player. For us, the digital versions of Catan are never a [replacement] for the board games. It’s always a supplement; another way to enjoy it.”

Pokemon Duel being updated on July 26th, 2019 to Version 7.0.14

Another round of the usual

Another update is set for Pokemon Duel, and this one hits on July 26th, 2019. The Version 7.0.14 update includes bug fixes, new figures, and more. Check out the details on those figure updates below.

Mega Tyranitar

- Increases damage of Mountain Topple from 160 to 180
- Increases damage of Rockstorm from 150 to 170
- Increases damage of Crunch from 80 to 100

Zygarde 50% Forme

- Increases damage of Dragon Breath from 130 to 160
- Increases damage of Land's Wrath from 90 to 120
- Increases damage of Extreme Speed from 70 to 110

Snorlax

- Removed pound
- Added Giga Impact with damage 180
- Increases damage of Body Slam from 110 to 150

Magearna

- Altered Soul-Heart to increase Attack damage with each knockout from 3 to 10

Garchomp

- Added Sand Veil ability
- Increases damage of Dragon Rush from 140 to 160
- Increases damage of Fire Fang from 90 to 110

Gabite

- Increases damage of Dragon Claw from 100 to 120
- Increases damage of Slash from 70 to 90

Gible

- Removed Tackle
- Added Scary Face

Chikorita

- Removed Razor Leaf
- Added Grass Knot with power of 40

Bayleef

- Increases damage of Body Slam from 40 to 80
- Increased wheel size of Poison Powder
- Decreased wheel size of Miss

IGN Video - Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair Level Change Gameplay

As the colorful duo traverse through the overworld, Yooka and Laylee will discover new secrets and puzzles which can dynamically transform each level, increasing the total number of levels to 40! Spark some change by hooking up electricity, flood chapters with running water or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges.

French Switch commercials for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Pokemon Let's GO, Pokemon Sword & Shield, and Smash Bros. Ultimate



A new round of Switch commercials has hit France, which you can see above. The spots feature Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Pokemon Let's GO, Pokemon Sword & Shield, and Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Cities: Skylines for Switch now available as boxed product

Building a better future at retail

Paradox Interactive announced today that Cities: Skylines for Nintendo Switch™ from developer Tantalus Media is now also available as boxed product in stores all over the globe. Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch™ Edition, the publisher’s first foray into a portable platform delivers superior entertainment wherever players want to play.

A modern take on a classic city builder, originally created by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines lets players realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city, complete with fully realized transport and economy systems, to cement the city simulation experience. Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style - at any time, anywhere.
More portable than ever, the Nintendo Switch edition of this fan-favorite city builder comes complete with UI designed especially for Nintendo Switch, along with two of Cities: Skylines’ most popular expansions - After Dark and Snowfall. Taking advantage of the platform’s unique capabilities like HD Rumble, the Nintendo Switch edition also features advanced tutorials, and Pro Controller support.

KEY FEATURES

Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water, electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s real economy system and a multitude of gameplay scenarios.

Nintendo Switch edition exclusive: Using HD Rumble, a rumble effect helps find the most efficient area to place service buildings in your city. Pro Controller is also supported, and additional tutorials help guide your first play through.

Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Order’s extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is put to work in fully fleshed out, well-crafted transport systems.

Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.

After Dark: Focused on leisure and tourist specialization, this expansion’s central feature is to utilize the day and night cycle and alter the approach to managing a city. Will you construct a bustling city that lives and breathes at night, or succumb to the perils and misadventures of the dark hours?

Snowfall: The difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to this expansion’s added challenges and assets, like snow maps, street cars and heating systems. There are in-game temperature readings, cosmetic weather enhancements, extra parks, and infrastructural demands to keep your citizens warm and safe from freezing conditions.

Cities: Skylines is available for PC, Mac, Linux, Win10, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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